When it comes to data storage there are all different form factors and options. If you have a huge computer and don’t need to transport the data you can just toss a hard drive in and you are good to go. I take advantage of network attached storage for most of the data around the house but I also used a few flash drives for on the go. But when you need more space the thumb drive options get expensive, huge, and they aren’t exactly fast as well. So you are left with a portable hard drive but again speeds are terrible. Well recently SSDs have been making it into the portable market and the WD My Passport SSS really caught my eye to be paired with my Ultrabook for when I’m on the go and between test benches around the office. With a small form factor and a Type-C connection, it looks to be what need but first today I want to put it to the test and see how it performs.

Product Name: WD My Passport SSD 1TB

Review Sample Provided by: WD

Written by: Wes Compton

Pictures by: Wes Compton

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1TB (1024GB), 512GB, 256GB


USB 3.1 (USB 3.0/2.0 compatible)







Operating temperature

5°C to 35°C

Non-operating temperature

-20°C to 65°C

Kit Contents

• Portable SSD drive

• USB Type-C™ to Type-C cable

 (supports USB 3.1 Gen 2)

• USB Type-C to Type-A adaptor

• WD Discovery™ for WD Backup™,

 WD Security™ and

 WD Drive Utilities™ software

• Quick install guide

System Compatability

• Windows® 10, Windows 8.1 or

 Windows 7 operating systems

• MacOS Sierra, Mac OS El Capitan

 or Yosemite

• Requires reformatting for other

 operating systems

Limited Warranty

3 years


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